DECEMBER 13th, 2022
After three long years, on November 7th, 2022, few days before the official inauguration, the new barrier was activated for the first time on a 105 cm flood, and it was with vivid emotion that Venetians and tourists could walk into a perfectly dry Basilica, surrounded by a totally flooded St Mark’s Square!
However, the solution of waterproofing the Basilica only, is just a temporary step on a much more complex and ambitious project: that of waterproofing the entire Square! Works, that should start immediately with the New Procuratie, the long 17th century building on the Belltower side of the Square, are supposed to last two years. A system of gate valves will be inserted in the underground drainage channels, while the flooring of the lowest areas of the Piazza will be raised.
So, what news from San Marco? Good news…this time at least!